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Montréal - The Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") today announced the education, public awareness and research (pdf - 224 KB)This link will open in a new window projects that will receive financial support from the Education and Good Governance Fund (EGGF). The Assessment Committee selected 11 projects submitted before the March 30, 2013 deadline, for total financial support in the amount of $1,526,131.

"The projects selected by the EGGF Assessment Committee will increase our partnerships with academia and maximize our research efforts in the areas of governance and securities," explained President and Chief Executive Officer Louis Morisset.

Since its establishment in 2004, the EGGF has provided over $22.3 million in financing for 138 projects focusing on investor protection and education, the promotion of good governance and the advancement of knowledge.

The EGGF accepts projects submitted no later than September 30 and March 30 of each year in order to encourage innovative projects that have a measurable impact on the Fund's target clients and sustain the development, vitality and expansion of Québec's financial sector.

The EGGF also administers an excellence program, which awards doctoral scholarships of $10,000 and Master's scholarships of $5,000 and offers a six-week paid internship at the AMF.

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.

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